ZACC completes Gata probe


The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has completed a probe into corruption allegations against suspended ZESA Holdings executive chairman Sydney Gata amid revelations that it had recommended the prosecution of the executive.

Well-placed sources this week told this publication that Gata was exonerated in some allegations but was implicated in a number of serious allegations, meaning he now faces prosecution.

Written questions which were sent to ZACC chairperson, Loice Matanda Moyo had not been responded to by the time of going to print.

ZACC spokesperson John Makamure confirmed that the probe was completed and the report was submitted to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Makamure, however, refused to divulge the contents of the report.

“We concluded our investigations and submitted the report to His Excellency (President Emmerson Mnangagwa).

I will not divulge the contents of the report,” Makamure told Business Times yesterday.

Last month, President Mnangagwa suspended Gata and the power utility’s entire board members to pave way for thorough investigations into alleged corrupt activities.

Among the allegations levelled against Gata was that he may have taken for his personal use five Zesa vehicles over and above his official Mercedes Benz, scuttled the disciplinary hearing of a top executive, spent $10 million on Christmas parties, sent four consultants to South Africa and set up a trust to mine gold.

Just before his suspension, Gata had axed the majority of ZESA’s leadership team across the company’s strategic units.

Other managers were demoted and some were suspended.

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